Workshop: Language, Culture, and the Educator

Course ID - CTD0495           

Short Title: Language and Culture

 Audience     Faculty
Length of Workshop:        15 hours (Workshop hours: 6 and post Workshop
     hours 9)
Prerequisite     none

This workshop is designed to provide participants with a multicultural perspective through knowledge about the dimensions of culture and  language that shapes and defines cultural entities


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify basic categories that define "culture." 
  • Discuss US cultural values
  • Discuss cultural assumptions and biases ingrained in their own ways of thinking and behaving
  • Explain the difference between surface manifestations of culture and their underlying values, beliefs and assumptions
  • Discuss the interconnectedness of language, culture, and cognition
  • Discuss the interconnectedness of second language acquisition, cultural adjustment, and academic achievement
  • Identify the socio-cultural environment of their immigrant students and U.S. - born students in non-English speaking households
  • Identify and explain different ways English language learners' socio-cultural environment may positively or negatively affect their academic success
  • Describe cultural considerations in the preparation of lessons and materials
  • Discuss classroom strategies that value all languages and cultures and that support academic achievement of all students irrespective of their language and cultural backgrounds



Reference #






Registration information
Course ID: CTD0495  
Course Title: Language and Culture 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.